The Tiger 1 Card is the official Texas Southern University (TSU) identification card for all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors. The card is required identification for all active members of the TSU community. The card comes with multi-functionalities and serves as a meal plan card; debit card for meals, copier, and bookstore purchases; access card to buildings and parking gates, and other campus card services.

The Tiger 1 Card Office is located in Room 232, Sterling Student Center. The Office hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

All students are required to be registered and enrolled in classes before a Tiger 1 Card is issued. New faculty and staff must be assigned a University identification T-Number, and present a copy of their Personnel Action Form before the card is issued. State photo identification is required. New hiree ePAF must be completed in the Banner system before data will be available in the card system.

Faculty, Staff, and Students have the option to deposit funds directly into the Tiger Bucks (flex) account. This account is automatically set up when your Tiger 1 Card is issued. You have the option to deposit funds into this account at anytime. It is a convenient way for students, faculty, and staff to pay for purchases at various venues on campus. Depositing funds into your Tiger Bucks account indicates full agreement with the Tiger 1 Card’s Terms and Conditions.

A TigerBucks stored value account is automatically assigned with zero dollars to all cardholders when the Tiger 1 Card is issued. A deposit for any amount is required to activate the debit card functionalities of the card. Cash is accepted at the PHiL Stations located on the first floor of the Sterling Student Center and currently on the first floor of the RJT Library. Credit and debit card is accepted online via the TSU Tiger1Card eAccounts portal: There are no dollar restrictions for those that choose to make a deposit at the Phil Station or via eAccounts.

Faculty, Staff and Students can get online to deposit money into their TigerBucks account via the
Tiger 1 Card eAccounts portal. The Blackboard Transact eAccounts portal lets you manage your campus card account. With its online account management, you can add TigerBucks to your account, view your account activity, and manage your card. You can even check your Dining Points or Declining Balance information.

Your lost or stolen card should be reported immediately to the Tiger 1 Card Office, located in Room 232, Sterling Student Center, or call (713) 313-7029. The office hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

There is a $25 replacement fee for all lost or stolen cards. If the original card is found after being issued a new card, the original should be destroyed, as it will not function. The Tiger 1 Card Office and Texas Southern University are not responsible for any charges made on a lost or stolen card. Please read the terms and conditions when it comes to your responsibility for reporting lost or stolen cards.